New Spread for ASP.NET 5 by GrapeCity Adds Charting and Data Visualization Capabilities to Its Award-Winning .NET Spreadsheet Technology

New Spread for ASP.NET 5 by GrapeCity, that is also the world’s best-selling Excel compatible ASP.NET spreadsheet component adds charts for data visualization, support for Windows Azure development and over 30 new features.

Kirkland, WA, July 15, 2010 --( GrapeCity, today announced the availability of Spread for ASP.NET 5. The world’s best-selling award-winning Excel compatible ASP.NET spreadsheet component combines spreadsheet functionality, grid capabilities, and charting presentation, all within one programmable component.

Spread for ASP.NET 5 shares the same features and codebase as Spread for Windows Forms that won the best .NET Grid Control Award from CodeProject’s 7 million developer community.

Spread for ASP.NET 5 includes these new features:
- An integrated, full-featured Chart Component with over 85 different chart types.
- Quick Start Wizards and Chart Designer to rapidly develop powerful user interfaces.
- Enhanced export and import of Excel documents, including Charts.
- Retention of macros, VBA and VSTO code when exporting and importing Excel documents.
- Document caching technology to significantly enhance performance for large spreadsheets.
- Support for Windows Azure AppFabric and Visual Studio 2010.

Commenting on the release, Rick Williamson, General Manager of GrapeCity PowerTools, said, “Spread products are typically used to build business applications that acquire, analyze and render large amounts of data using the familiar spreadsheet model. The new version adds powerful data visualization capabilities, thus accelerating the discovery process for end users and creating even deeper business value for our customers.”

GrapeCity Japan plans to release the Japanese version of Spread for ASP.NET 5 by end of September.

About GrapeCity
Founded in 1980, GrapeCity is an international award-winning Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a premier Visual Studio Industry Partner and the world’s largest provider of developer components. The company has more than 850 employees and tens of thousands of customers worldwide. For over 25 years, GrapeCity has provided enterprises around the world with state-of-the-art developer tools and components, software services and solutions. For more information, visit

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